Posts Tagged ‘Otakou’

6th February 2021
Posted under: Pānui

Waitangi Day commemorated at Te Rau Aroha Marae

An estimated 500 people from throughout Murihiku, Ōtākou and around Aotearoa have today commemorated Waitangi Day at Te Rau Aroha Marae in Awarua Bluff. Manuhiri – including Deputy Chief of Navy Commodore Melissa Ross (on behalf of the Governor General), Minister of Housing Hon Megan Woods, Minister of Agriculture Hon Damien O’Connor, mayors, and other…

Ōtākou whānau resilient in COVID-19 response

Ōtākou whānau are presenting a united front as the country continues the battle against COVID-19. Te Rūnaka ō Ōtākou spokesperson, Michelle Taiaroa says their elderly are vulnerable and they aren’t taking any risks. Tāwhiri Ruru with this story.

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Otago Harbour Ōtākou was the name for a channel that ran down the eastern (southern) side of the Otago Harbour from the mouth to Harwood Point, past the whaling station site and main Māori villages. Aramoana ran down the western (northern) side through to Port Chalmers. Today the name Ōtākou specifically refers to the small…

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What it means to be Kāi Tahu

From a young age, my sister and I remember being dragged to hui across the country. Now, that is not to say that we didn’t enjoy the hui, but more that we wished that we had a retreat space, a room for us and other rakatahi our age where we could express our Kāi Tahutaka in our own individual way. This became the foundation for the space we filled for Hui-ā-Iwi.

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Otago science scheme launched

In what is believed to be a world first, an Otago consortium is calling for community-driven science projects to inspire people to engage with science On Tuesday 21 July, more than 100 people gathered at the Otago Museum for the launch of the pilot programme, Otago Participatory Science Platform, which is a collaboration with Te…

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Kāti Huirapa – Ōtākou Christmas Party 2013

Christmas is about spending time with friends and whānau. Kāti Huirapa and Ngāi Te Ruahikihiki are once again celebrating the festive season together, as they have done for the last three years, this year at Ōtākou Marae.

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Kāi Tahu rugby pioneer honoured

Jack Taiaroa (Kāi Tahu), a member of the first rugby team to represent New Zealand overseas, has been inducted into the Māori Sports Hall of Fame, Te Whare Mātāpuna o te Ao Māori, recognising his prowess in rugby, cricket and athletics. Teōne Wiwi Taiaroa (1862 – 1907) – also known as John or Jack Taiaroa…

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Nō hea koe ?

Ōtākou Rūnanga set up A3 Kaitiaki six years ago to work with prisoners at the newly-built Otago Corrections Facility in South Otago. It approaches rehabilitation by helping Māori men reconnect with their culture and identity. Now the A3 Kaitiaki team is looking to take this programme further. Kaituhituhi Rob Tipa reports.

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1st February 2012
Posted under: Pānui

Ngāi Tahu Treaty Festival, Te Rau Aroha Marae, Monday 6 February

1 February Discussion on the current review of the New Zealand Constitution and the restoration of Waituna Lagoon will be highlights of this year’s Ngāi Tahu Waitangi Day commemoration festivities. Awarua Rūnanga will host the festivities at Te Rau Aroha Marae, at Awarua (Bluff), on Monday 6 February. The location is significant as in 1840,…